Question about 2008 Ford Mustang
Less than 19K miles. CAR IS NOT RACED, on the street or the track. Clutch is burned out and must be replaced. What caused this clutch failure? Will the new clutch have the same problem? Car usually driven at 65 MPH with cruise control engaged.
Not totally disengaging, not properly installed, poorly aligned shift fork. What makes you feel its "burned out"? once taken apart the condtion of the clutch will indicate with wear patterns what truly happened. "riding" the clutch would also do so.
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
Sometimes when a new clutch is not properly broken in, it will become "glazed". To break it in right you have to heat it up by driving it hard with little to no slipping, kinda have to engage it fast. then let it completely cool. repeat process a few times. then you have to drive it very softly with as little slipping as possible and no fast driving at all for the 1st 500 miles (not highway miles). Then you are good to go. so whomever put your clutch in may not have broke it in right. happens all the time. also if and when your flywheel was resurfaced, if it wasn't properly cleaned with break cleaner and/or touched with fingers , the oily finger prints (after all is installed and used) cause "hot spots" which will cause glazing. make sure when new clutch is put in, they replace throw-out bearing and pilot bearing. some shops won't do it and then you are screwed and have to get it all re-done again. hope this helps
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
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